Samsung Galaxy Alpha Brings Its Metal Frame To AT&T September 26

Sure, there exists an intense animosity between Samsung and Apple, the top two players in the mobile phone market, but both should be flattered for taking design cues from one another. Apple did it by finally bringing bigger size iPhone models to market, something Samsung has been doing for several years now, and Samsung has now taken a page from Apple by releasing a smartphone with a metal frame. We're referring to the Galaxy Alpha, which is slated to land at AT&T this Friday.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Alpha last month and said it would be available at the beginning of September. We're now heading towards the end of the month, but don't worry, Samsung didn't forget about its new handset -- AT&T managed to gain exclusive rights to the Galaxy Alpha for the time being and will make it available on September 26.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

It will be available online and in stores in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, or Frosted Gold for $25.55 per month on AT&T Next 18, $30.65 per month on AT&T Next 12, $199.99 with a two-year service agreement, or $612.99 outright with no annual contract. AT&T is also offering new and existing customers a $100 bill credit when they activate a new line of service with a smartphone on its Next plan.

At a glance, the Galaxy Alpha resembles the older iPhone models due to its metal bezel frame. It also rocks a 4.7-inch HD (1280x720) Super AMOLED display, Samsung Exynos octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi (MIMO, 2x2), Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, NFC support, 1,860 mAh battery, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat.